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MurderHobo#6226 wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Now, if they come out with Drift 2.0 that could be kinda neat.

Especially if Triune went "Wait, all the Drift travel is based on having ONE network hub. That's incredibly problematic if the hub crashes/gets corrupted." and then had to shut things down because some space goblin crossed some wires in the wrong server room -- y'know, like the Paizo Website has been known to do every so often... :>

The blockchain Drift.

Drift is moving to Proof of Stake any day now we swear


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Elegos wrote:
Kinda disappointed we have to wait till July for more modules, since the AP schedule dropped to bimonthly in order to accommodate them. Feels like a strict downgrade in the production of starfinder content volume.
Standalone adventures alone will not fill in the months in between the AP volumes and we are right-sizing the production of content based on staffing levels. That said, the One-Shots, standalone Adventures, Free RPG Day Adventure, and some unannounced products are all on the same line of the production schedule. There are 6 of them, so together they do in fact fill-in the AP gaps. There are also Starfinder Bounties this year. Erik Mona has revealed that we have Starfinder plans for years to come. I hope that viewpoint helps.

Considering that one shots are way smaller them modules, and Free RPG day adventures have been a thing since year one of starfinder, this doesn't in any way make it seem like there's not going to be less Starfinder content going forward. Like, if Paizo has bandwidth problems and has to cut back, and starfinder once again is getting the short end, that's whatever. Business happens, material reality is what it is. But it is happening, and pretending it isn't or trying to obfuscate that is really disappointing. I'd hope for more honest communication from Paizo on the subject.


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Kinda disappointed we have to wait till July for more modules, since the AP schedule dropped to bimonthly in order to accommodate them. Feels like a strict downgrade in the production of starfinder content volume.


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If we were to do a heavily Air themed adventure path I'd really love to see the Shory stuff get some focus. Maybe stealing an Aeromantic Infandibulum from Kho or even that still flying city in Mythic Realms that I forget the name of.


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I am begging on my knees for Mummy's Mask Volume 1.


Is there a call for submissions for Wayfinder 22?


My read was that Sebti's ritual requires the Mask (or rather, the necromantic energy focus sustaining the undead) in order to undo it's works.

So the choice between Sebti and Nakht is either a)we unleash the psychopomps (with some big "some of you will die but thats a sacrifice I'm willing to make" energy) or b) we trust some random adventurers to go steal the cause of this so Sebti can undo it.


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France is legendary for it's general strikes. We could all stand to learn from its example.


Comrade is just Russian for friend, right?


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If symbols of labour and work are only considered exclusively to be symbols of communism or socialism, maybe that says a lot about how capitalism is failing its workers. Just a thought.


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I know there have been formal studies done where identical applications were sent out where the only difference was John/Juan or similar markers, and on a statistical scale that definitely made a difference, where such applicants were contacted less frequently.

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/black-sounding-names-study_n_561697a 5e4b0dbb8000d687f


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This is fantastic news! Congratulations Paizo on not resembling the cartoonishly evil corporations from its own adventure path. I will resume my purchases of Starfinder material, until such time as the Union reports management is uncooperative. Worker solidarity.


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Gender neutral characters exist, and gender neutral (non binary etc) people exist. And as society becomes both more aware of that fact and more tolerant, languages need to evolve to reflect that. The purpose of language is communication, and if a rule of a language hinders communication it usually gets changed by the weight of society ignoring it. Its not an overwriting of culture, just an evolution of it.


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I've seen some push to using Latine as a gender neutral construction instead of Latinx. I have no data or knowledge on the thoughts of the relevant communities on its use though. Regardless latinx certainly isn't a slur, but language is an evolving process and finding the word that handles what latinx is supposed to handle is ongoing. Certainly noone here is trying to be derogatory.


Do you mind if I ask what program you used to make your maps?


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Lets go further- do you enjoy being paid legal currency, rather company scrip? Do you enjoy your employer having a duty to provide relevant safety equipment for your profession, as well as a duty of care to ensure a safe working environment?

Cause those are all things that labour unions ensured for you. Those rules are written in the blood of workers that corporations literally attempted to murder for unionising.

And that last sentence isn't hyperbole. I'm being very literal.


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I've run homebrew, I've run modules, I've run society. There are definitely trash modules out there, as well as GM's that are bad at running AP's (though I've never run into one who I thought that would be better at running a homebrew or sandbox game)

Games are games, and personally, I can't imagine being beset with so much choice for people to GM that I'd be turning my nose up just because it's an AP.

Also...who's surprised to discover 1d4chan is still a thing?


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Cybear Guru wrote:
The problem is a lot of the maps a for large areas and yet are very small on the page. Also I would be happy to pay for these separately if the were on foundry VTT
Thanks for your feedback. Bring more products to Foundry is one of our long term goals.

I would like to state for the record that as someone who has been running paizo games on roll20 for nearly a decade, selling those high resolution maps to customers, even as unformatted pdfs... I would pay for that. It is eminently frustrating having to either make due with blurry maps or remake them in programs like dungeon painter etc.


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Honestly it wouldnt hurt to add a little extra in anyway. Starfinder APs are notoriously stingy cause they count every bit of treasure as full value rather then sell value.

My plan is to give players a bonus cash payment on top of BP equivalent to 50 times level per BP earned. This represents their profit margin on trades. So at level 4, if they pull off a 15 BP profit, they get 3000 credits between them


So, I whole clothed another mission introducing Luculla, where the guards were confiscating metal goods in order to melt them down for "The War Effort" (Actually just Thrune being greedy- he's gonna sell them on the black market) which introduced Luculla getting backhanded across the street while all of her cooking implements are appropriated.

This gave her a good intro to the group, and I made sure to play up her interactions with the players allies- in particular giving free confectionary to the orphans my players were protecting.

Later when they fought their way through the cult, I gave her a scroll of invisibility to use for the fight there, so when things went south, she hid in the back room, tied herself up and gave herself a head wound, acted like the players were rescuing her from being sacrificed.

From there she was...uncannily always seeming into distress. The party interrupt her attempt to recruit Varl Wex to the cult? "Oh no, this slasher is going to kill me!" etc.

Eventually one of the players started sleeping with her...and she took the opportunity later to try and ritually extract his sorcerous blood for...specific character reasons that would take far too long to explain.

Nothing like players going into a boss fight they weren't expecting, where the boss has been buffed...by them


Small SRO, Riding a Medium Drone, Wearing Large Power Armor, Piloting a Huge Mech?


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This is my continual call for Paizo to start putting out Pathfinder Tales books again. (And dare I say...Starfinder Tales?)


Anorak wrote:
Bad bad times ahead. TTRPG companies going to be hit as well. Article Link

Kinda suspected that was my copy of Sentinels of the Multiverse Definitive edition still hadnt shipped


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Leon Aquilla wrote:
Rysky wrote:

Rise of the Runelords, 5 years from initial run to going to HC.

Curse of the Crimson Throne, 8 years from initial run to HC.

Kingmaker, 12 years from initial run to HC.

Abomination Vaults is the outliers, but then again it is a 3-parter.

Dead Suns hardback when.

I think you'll see a Second Darkness remaster before they give us extra Starfinder content, sadly. I get it, we're small potatoes compared to Pathfinder. Still disappointing though


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I don't think you're wrong that a lot of traditional brick and mortar stores are pivoting away from supporting rpgs for the reasons you've mentioned.

But I've also seen a huge increase in places like board game cafes hosting rpgs. If you're only selling chips and maybe cans, that's mostly what rpg players are gonna buy and probably not much of them. But if you're selling stuff like paninis, ice cream sundaes, gratuitous milkshakes etc, you're gonna make a lot more, probably with a higher markup.

I've had conversations with my local, pre pandemic and he was pretty adamant that rpg tables were some of their bigger earners on the weekend, because we're their long enough doing one thing that we end up getting lunch, and maybe some dessert afterwards. And also because someone is always late, people browse the comics and nerdy memorabilia they sell and usually one of them ends up buying stuff.


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Saying that "if you want more money, find a better paying job" means implicitly accepting that whoever does that job should experience poverty.

If work is worth doing, the person doing it should receive enough money to live on. If a company is physically unable to pay its workers a living wage, it needs to restructure because clearly it is a failing business.


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Totally Not Gorbacz wrote:

Jeff's statement is a small step in a good direction, but I'm not gonna restart my subs and throw more money at Paizo unless I see some substantial, major changes. These take time, sure, so I'll hang around and look out for them.

Worst thing that can happen is Paizo going under and some serious company buying the rights to Paizo IP and hopefully hiring the actual talent behind the products. Who knows, maybe that would be WotC, thus reuniting Wes, Lyz and few others with Pathfinder?

Not to diminish the issues being discussed, but if you want Pathfinder run by an ethical company, I would not be choosing WoTC


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Anorak wrote:
Elegos wrote:

I'm deeply disappointed by the developments and revelations, and more so by Paizo's awful response.

I'm not saying I'll never give them any money again, or that I'm burning all my books or anything like that, but I am done acting as an ambassador for them. I've spent a lot of time and energy pushing and driving to create a starfinder community in the UK, with an emphasis on inclusively. It's hard to summon up any enthusiasm for that going forward unless Paizo can make some clear changes and address the very reasonable concerns going forward.

I doubt I'll be purchasing any of their upcoming content. Which is a shame, I was strongly considering getting into PF2.

I hope Paizo can restore trust. I want to support them. I want to be able to get excited about the upcoming Starfinder books.

Id caution to pause. Paizo is not its Managers, it is the Community, the Creators, Developers, editors, etc. I know cutting support may feel right but at the same time, it may do more harm than good. I don't mean product either. I mean peoples livelihoods. Creative work is hard enough to work in without worrying you may not get paid because support for content dried up because of S~#@ty Managers.

Like I say, I'm not taking any hasty action. Just saying that I don't feel I can honestly and stridently push the game and company as I have in the past, and that this puts a severe damper on the excitement I had. I should be over the moon about Pathfinder and Starfinder Infinite. I was heavily involved in the precog playtest and was incredibly excited for Galactic Magic. As it is, I just feel disheartened. It's not about punishment or whatever, and I want to emphasise that I don't think less of anyone who chooses not to boycott. I believe Crystal Frasier said as much in one of her tweet threads. Paizo have made excellent products, but it is hard to enjoy them knowing this.

Honestly what I really would want to see at a minimum would be a robust overhaul in Paizos accountability and internal procedures. I would really prefer Paizo avoided becoming another Bon Appetit where management's reaction to a scandal tanks the brand in a way even worse then the original scandal


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I'm deeply disappointed by the developments and revelations, and more so by Paizo's awful response.

I'm not saying I'll never give them any money again, or that I'm burning all my books or anything like that, but I am done acting as an ambassador for them. I've spent a lot of time and energy pushing and driving to create a starfinder community in the UK, with an emphasis on inclusively. It's hard to summon up any enthusiasm for that going forward unless Paizo can make some clear changes and address the very reasonable concerns going forward.

I doubt I'll be purchasing any of their upcoming content. Which is a shame, I was strongly considering getting into PF2.

I hope Paizo can restore trust. I want to support them. I want to be able to get excited about the upcoming Starfinder books.

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Congratulations to the other new 5 star and 5 nova gms!


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I respect Paizo's caution and commitment to safety in this matter


I've got a couple thousand hours of roll20 Starfinder logged at this point, but I don't usually tag my games as Starfinder cause I don't need them to be roll20 searchable.

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Hopefully should be hitting 5 nova's by next month! I'm at 147/150


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Steve Geddes wrote:

I've started rereading the PF Tales line recently and its sadly reminded me how much I miss them.

With Paizo moving ever further away from print products and shifting to a more digital focus the revival of this line becomes ever less likely. :(

I wouldnt mind if they wanted to start releasing them as Ebook only- I'm wondering if the new Web fiction is a sort of soft pilot for them?


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Hahaha Gary!

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I'm just 23 games away from 5 novas. Aiming for that by May


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I never had any issues with the "walk through the jungle" part- it's explicitly a nature reserve thats acknowledged a very tenuous treaty on the planet. Are the rules harsh, draconian and needlessly inflexible? Sure. Because that was what agreed at the treaty, and as important as your goals there might be, they're not gonna break them for your sake.

Honestly, the only story part of Dead Suns that didn't vibe with me was Book 6, but honestly I've never had a Paizo AP stay on rails long enough for Book 6 to be a source of maps and Stat blocks anyway...


Will this scenario count as a special run for the purpose of qualifying for 5 novas?


To be fair, it was a big enough fleet to give the Jinsuls a kicking from 1 side of the scoured stars to the other...

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I still can't access the season 3 Starfinder Society guide? The one that I can download is just season 2 again.


Marco Massoudi wrote:
Starfinder Battles set 1 (40 different minis in blind boosters) will be released in january 2021 from Wizkids.

Where was this confirmed?


I'm trying to subscribe but whenever the subscription is in my cart, I cant checkout. What am I doing wrong?

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Congratulations


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If only there were some new Pathfinder (or, to dream, Starfinder) tales novels, I'd be buying them day one


I have a bunch of Geonosians from the old star wars miniatures line I've been using


Oh man if I ever run book 1 again, I might begin with a session on space dock 1 before the players are dispatched to their patrol zone.

Its genius

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